No Junior achievement: A weekend to forget for DEI's Earnhardt, Truex

Can you say snakebit? Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Martin Truex Jr. were poised to put a positive spin on a season gone bad at DEI. Then disaster struck -- twice.

Updated: October 29, 2007, 1:11 AM ET
By Joe Breeze | ESPN.com

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Hang on, Junior.

Just three to go. Just three more races under the shell-shocked Dale Earnhardt Inc. banner and it's off to the Land of Oz and the shiny showroom floors at Hendrick Motorsports.

The move will be a welcome change for NASCAR's most popular driver. And it probably can't come soon enough.

Of course, Martin Truex Jr. isn't going anywhere. He'll take the DEI keys from Dale Earnhardt Jr. and try again in 2008.

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